Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM)

Admissions Deadlines

Human Development Program

Program Code:

EDHD
Degree: M.A., M.Ed., and Ph.D.
School: Education
UMD Graduate School General Requirements:

1) Statement of Purpose*:

“The goal of this essay is to get to know you as an individual and as a potential graduate student.” We recommend that this statement follow these guidelines, and include:

  • Your preparation and motivation for graduate study, including the academic, research, work, and/or personal experiences that prepare you for this graduate program.
  • Your research interests and how these interests fit with this graduate program, including identification of one or more potential faculty mentors because of the program’s strong research mentorship model.
  • How you will contribute to the social, intellectual, or cultural diversity within a scholarly community and demonstrate your persistence to undergo a rigorous academic program.  
2) Transcript(s)*
3) TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
Program-Specific
Requirements:

1) Letters of Recommendation (3): recommendation letters may come from professors, school administrators, supervisors, and/or any other person who can effectively comment on your potential for success in a research-based PhD program in Human Development with a focus on Developmental Science and Educational Psychology. We recommend that letters of recommendation be from those that know you/your work well and comment on what you have done so far.

2) Graduate Record Examination (GRE) (optional)**

3) CV/Resume

4) Description of Research/Work Experience (M.A. only)

5) Open Response: (In 200-300 words, describe your quantitative and/or analytical skills, knowledge and prior experience.) These may include college and/or AP level mathematics and statistics courses, experience with mathematical and/or statistical software packages, quantitative experience in past research activities and/or work experience. The research-based PhD program in Human Development is mathematically and statistically rigorous to facilitate students’ learning and use of advanced quantitative methodologies. Therefore, evidence of applicants’ quantitative proficiency is required.

5) Writing Sample (required for M.A. and Ph.D., not required for M.Ed.): Submit an article, report, or manuscript in which you were the primary author (e.g., peer-reviewed journal publication or conference presentation paper in which you were the primary author, or alternatively, a master’s or undergraduate thesis, or school report/literature review). We encourage you to submit something you have already written; though, you may write something new.

Program-Specific Optional:
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not considered as a criterion for admission into the program. GRE scores that are submitted are made available to potential faculty advisors.
  • All applicants are recommended to seek advice from a faculty mentor or academic advisor for how to construct a strong admissions application.
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to contact a potential faculty member(s) in the department regarding their availability, fit, and interest in serving as a mentor in the graduate training program. Applicants may state that this contact was made in their application.

M.A.
Application Deadlines:

December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 International)                                           
December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 Domestic)

M.Ed.
Application Deadline:

December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 international) (on-campus)
December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 Domestic) (on campus)
MCHD off-campus is currently not accepting applications.

Ph.D. Application
Deadlines:

December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 International)                                                         
December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 Domestic)
Program
Website:
Human Development

* All applicants should contact a potential faculty member(s) in the department regarding their availability,
fit, and interest in serving as a mentor prior to submitting their application. Please indicate a faculty
member of interest and if contact was made then applicants can state that this in their Statement of
Purpose.

* Note: Official transcripts are not required unless admitted and enrolled, in which, the official transcripts would then be required by the end of the first semester of enrollment to the Graduate School.

**Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not considered as a criterion for admission into the
program. GRE scores that are submitted are made available to potential faculty advisors.

Master's Cohort/Human Development (MCHD) Online Program

At this time, the Department of Human Development & Quantitative Methodology (HDQM) at the University of Maryland will begin accepting applications in the early spring of 2024 for the Fall 2024 cohort of the online, 30 credit Master of Education in Human Development program. Applications will be accepted starting in early January 2024 and will be reviewed on a rolling basis and close on June 4, 2024. The handbook provides an overview on the program, admissions requirements, and FAQs. Once you've read the handbook, please contact Dr. Lauren Trakhman at trakhman@umd.edu or Ms. Jannitta Graham, HDQM Graduate Coordinator, at jgraham7@umd.edu for further information or with any questions. Dr. Trakhman would love to meet with you online to share more about the program at your convenience. Please note that Dr. Trakhman will be on parental leave until January 2, 2024 and will reply to all emails upon her return.

 

Quantitative Methodology: Measurement and Statistics Program

Program Code:

QMMS
Degree: M.S. and Ph.D.
School: Education
UMD Graduate
School General
Requirements
:
Statement of Purpose
Transcript(s)*
TOEFL/IELTS/PTE (international graduate students)
Program-Specific
Requirements:

Letters of Recommendation (3)
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
CV/Resume
Writing Sample

Application
Deadlines:

September 29, 2023 (Spring 2024 International, Domestic)
December 1, 2023 (Fall 2024 International, Domestic)

Program
Website:
Quantitative Methodology: Measurement and Statistics

* Please note: QMMS requires all applicants to submit all required documents before submitting their application: 1) CV/Resume; 2) Statement of Purpose; 3) three (3) letters of recommendation; 4) writing sample; 5) GRE scores ; 6) If international, TOEFL/IELTS/PTE scores may also be required; 7) upload a copy of official transcript(s) with the degree conferred posted (unless the degree is still in progress), If International transcripts (Original language transcript, certificate and diploma along with an English translation of each document). Note: Official transcripts are not required unless admitted and enrolled, in which, the official transcripts would then be required by the end of the first semester of enrollment to the Graduate School.

Students are required to submit all required documents before submitting their application: CV and Purpose Statement, (3) recommendation letters, transcripts, writing sample, GRE scores and TOEFL/IELTS/PTE for international graduate studentsThe Educational Testing Service is offering the GRE General Test online. Please visit here for more information: https://www.ets.org/gre/revised_general/register/at_home.